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2012-03-19 08:37:37 AM  
You can use it as a coaster and keep your coffee warm. It's not a bug, it's a feature!
 
2012-03-19 08:45:31 AM  
the-gadgeteer.com
probably my favorite computer accessory, and it doesn't have a chip or anything.
 
2012-03-19 08:49:17 AM  
Not to worry. Real men don't own one. It's a toy for Ovarian-Americans.
 
2012-03-19 08:52:59 AM  
Yeah subby ... but Apple just works unless you are actually trying to do something other than harvest your crops.
 
2012-03-19 08:53:06 AM  

sharkbeagle: Not to worry. Real men don't own one. It's a toy for Ovarian-Americans.


I'd thank you to use the PC term: Phallically Challenged
 
2012-03-19 08:56:34 AM  

sharkbeagle: Not to worry. Real men don't own one. It's a toy for Ovarian-Americans.


Hurr Durr I am big tough guy and can't even operate a microwave because I'm so manly!


/no I don't own an iPad what a waste of money and time.
//but don't accuse men who have them of being less manly
///just stupid
 
2012-03-19 08:57:33 AM  
Short answer: No, it does not really have a heat problem.

Geesh people. Electronics get warm when you use them. Even my Kindle Fire gets a bit warm when I'm just reading a book for a while.
 
2012-03-19 08:58:20 AM  
My favorite part about the existence of the iPad is that it's going to destroy the commercial POS hardware industry. Hope this post helps in your discussion.
 
2012-03-19 09:00:33 AM  
I love articles like this:

Headline: Does the iPad explode and kill all who use it?

Article: We have some forum evidence and a story from a guy who knows a guy who said the iPad gets warm.
 
2012-03-19 09:03:37 AM  
Meh, sounds like the author wrote a BS article based on some sketchy anecdotal evidence, then backed down fast. Got him some clicks, though, so MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
 
2012-03-19 09:09:21 AM  
Previous-generation iPads have had heat problems

That's when I knew this whole article was bs.


Yes, I own an iPad. And a Harley.

/Not an Ovarian-American
//Not Ovarian
///Not American
 
2012-03-19 09:11:46 AM  
Haha, this rules.

"HEY MAN, I AM NO HOMO. I OWN AN iPAD AND A GUN. WATCH ME SUCK OFF SOME DUDE TO SEE HOW MUCH I DON'T ENJOY IT."
 
2012-03-19 09:12:26 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Short answer: No, it does not really have a heat problem.

Geesh people. Electronics get warm when you use them. Even my Kindle Fire gets a bit warm when I'm just reading a book for a while.


I don't think heat is the issue. The issue is so much heat that the device shuts down.

/still rocking the OG iPad
 
2012-03-19 09:14:29 AM  
I got a hold of my friend ipad this weekend. The new one is nifty, but not as impressive as i'd hoped, outside of the screen. It's quite heavy as well, which surprised me.

Didn't have any heat issues though.
 
2012-03-19 09:20:00 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Haha, this rules.

"WATCH ME SUCK OFF SOME DUDE TO SEE HOW MUCH I DON'T ENJOY IT."


Well if you're going to be that committed, I hope that secretly inside you're getting a little joy out of it.
 
2012-03-19 09:21:31 AM  

Antimatter: I got a hold of my friend ipad this weekend. The new one is nifty, but not as impressive as i'd hoped, outside of the screen. It's quite heavy as well, which surprised me.

Didn't have any heat issues though.


The new one is 1.4 pounds. The ipad 2 was 1.3 pounds. I'm not sure what competitors tablets weight, but anything under 2 pounds doesn't seem too bad.
 
2012-03-19 09:26:56 AM  

allchiefedup: Antimatter: I got a hold of my friend ipad this weekend. The new one is nifty, but not as impressive as i'd hoped, outside of the screen. It's quite heavy as well, which surprised me.

Didn't have any heat issues though.

The new one is 1.4 pounds. The ipad 2 was 1.3 pounds. I'm not sure what competitors tablets weight, but anything under 2 pounds doesn't seem too bad.


I know, but it does make something of a difference. It's really hard to explain without holding on in your hands.
 
2012-03-19 09:30:44 AM  

Antimatter: It's really hard to explain without holding on in your hands.


We are still talking aout an iPad aren't we?
 
2012-03-19 09:31:22 AM  
Came for Penny Arcade, leaving dissatisfied.
 
2012-03-19 09:35:32 AM  

Antimatter: allchiefedup: Antimatter: I got a hold of my friend ipad this weekend. The new one is nifty, but not as impressive as i'd hoped, outside of the screen. It's quite heavy as well, which surprised me.

Didn't have any heat issues though.

The new one is 1.4 pounds. The ipad 2 was 1.3 pounds. I'm not sure what competitors tablets weight, but anything under 2 pounds doesn't seem too bad.

I know, but it does make something of a difference. It's really hard to explain without holding on in your hands.


I could feel that it was heavier than my iPad 2 the first time I picked the new one up. It's not enough to bother me- but I can tell the difference without setting out to do so.

I had mine running a turn-by-turn GPS on an 11-hour drive home on Saturday sitting on the passenger seat. I checked it every so often, but the only time I really felt it get that hot was when the sun was shining directly on it for a while. It worked perfectly fine the entire time (better than my iPhone's GPS did, which was why I was running both in the first place...).
 
2012-03-19 09:37:22 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Short answer: No, it does not really have a heat problem.

Geesh people. Electronics get warm when you use them. Even my Kindle Fire gets a bit warm when I'm just reading a book for a while.


I have an iPod touch, and it will get significantly warmer than usual if I'm running an app that's processor-intensive, usually a graphics-heavy games like Infinity Blade. It wouldn't surprise me if the iPad had similar behavior.
 
2012-03-19 09:38:56 AM  

Egoy3k: sharkbeagle: Not to worry. Real men don't own one. It's a toy for Ovarian-Americans.

Hurr Durr I am big tough guy and can't even operate a microwave because I'm so manly!


/no I don't own an iPad what a waste of money and time.
//but don't accuse men who have them of being less manly
///just stupid


There is a weird subset of critics that accuse anyone of owning an iProduct makes you feminine or gay. I'm not sure how people are able to apply their misogyny and homophobia to an electronic device, but by gum the bigots have found a way!
 
2012-03-19 09:39:07 AM  
Overheating problem?

I'm guessing it's a bad Monday morning for the iSlaves at Foxconn right now...
 
2012-03-19 09:41:55 AM  
My pants have a heat problem.
 
2012-03-19 09:46:23 AM  
The only problem the new iPad has is that it doesn't look much different than the iPad 2. It's hard to be extra smug when people don't know you have the new one.
 
2012-03-19 09:47:24 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: My favorite part about the existence of the iPad is that it's going to destroy the commercial POS hardware industry. Hope this post helps in your discussion.


That must make Square Register the first nuke lobbed in the fight, because I'd use that in a heartbeat if I had a small business.
 
2012-03-19 09:59:07 AM  
The thing is...like....all battery. Of course it is going to have heat problems.
 
2012-03-19 10:10:13 AM  

ColSanders: The only problem the new iPad has is that it doesn't look much different than the iPad 2. It's hard to be extra smug when people don't know you have the new one.


Mince came with a hot-pink baby tee-shirt that reads, "Don't you wish your iPad was hot like me?", on the front and, "Yes, it's an iPad 2 biatches" on the back.
 
2012-03-19 10:12:53 AM  
If it did, I wouldn't admit it. I spent too much money this weekend for it to be anything less than perfect.
 
2012-03-19 10:15:29 AM  

MightyPez: There is a weird subset of critics that accuse anyone of owning an iProduct makes you feminine or gay. I'm not sure how people are able to apply their misogyny and homophobia to an electronic device, but by gum the bigots have found a way!


Ed Finnerty: ColSanders: The only problem the new iPad has is that it doesn't look much different than the iPad 2. It's hard to be extra smug when people don't know you have the new one.

Mince came with a hot-pink baby tee-shirt that reads, "Don't you wish your iPad was hot like me?", on the front and, "Yes, it's an iPad 2 biatches" on the back.


Well I'll be damned.
 
2012-03-19 10:16:52 AM  

Egoy3k: MightyPez: There is a weird subset of critics that accuse anyone of owning an iProduct makes you feminine or gay. I'm not sure how people are able to apply their misogyny and homophobia to an electronic device, but by gum the bigots have found a way!

Ed Finnerty: ColSanders: The only problem the new iPad has is that it doesn't look much different than the iPad 2. It's hard to be extra smug when people don't know you have the new one.

Mince came with a hot-pink baby tee-shirt that reads, "Don't you wish your iPad was hot like me?", on the front and, "Yes, it's an iPad 2 biatches" on the back.

Well I'll be damned.


Well, mince is pretty gay.
 
2012-03-19 10:24:30 AM  
That's a free added feature that will keep you warm while waiting in line for the ipad 4.
 
2012-03-19 10:27:15 AM  
sent to you from my smoking hot i-pad pad
 
2012-03-19 10:29:37 AM  
That seems to be extremely rare, however. And one user who claimed to have the problem was using it in direct sunlight. Let's be clear: that can cause problems for any electronic device.

Huh?
 
2012-03-19 10:30:30 AM  

I do everything Alton Brown tells me to do: That seems to be extremely rare, however. And one user who claimed to have the problem was using it in direct sunlight. Let's be clear: that can cause problems for any electronic device.

Huh?


Leave your Android tablet on the dash of your car for a few hours on a sunny day and see if it doesn't complain.

/don't do this
 
2012-03-19 10:34:58 AM  
Do I hate articles that have a question for a headline?

Yes, I do.
 
2012-03-19 10:36:42 AM  

Fark-N-Noodle: sent to you from my smoking hot i-pad pad


Sent to you from my smoking cool new ipad.
 
2012-03-19 10:37:22 AM  

ColSanders: The only problem the new iPad has is that it doesn't look much different than the iPad 2. It's hard to be extra smug when people don't know you have the new one.


The smoke issuing from the battery compartment is the telltale sign.
 
2012-03-19 10:37:31 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Short answer: No, it does not really have a heat problem.

Geesh people. Electronics get warm when you use them. Even my Kindle Fire gets a bit warm when I'm just reading a book for a while.


This. I'm usually one of the first to rip on Apple in these threads, but when I play SurvivalCraft on my Windows Phone the device *gasp* heats up.
 
2012-03-19 10:37:46 AM  

Theaetetus: I do everything Alton Brown tells me to do: That seems to be extremely rare, however. And one user who claimed to have the problem was using it in direct sunlight. Let's be clear: that can cause problems for any electronic device.

Huh?

Leave your Android tablet on the dash of your car for a few hours on a sunny day and see if it doesn't complain.

/don't do this


Good point. cuz using those are exactly the same thing.
 
2012-03-19 10:39:55 AM  

sharkbeagle: Not to worry. Real men don't own one. It's a toy for Ovarian-Americans.


You're right. Real men spend their time sniping anonymously on internet forums about electronic toys.
 
2012-03-19 10:41:13 AM  
I'm reading this from my Motoroloa Xoom and getting a kick out of this!
 
2012-03-19 10:41:26 AM  
Bah! Typo when I'm trying to be snarky. That smarts.
 
2012-03-19 10:41:41 AM  
Apple devices? Overheating issues?

There would never be a long-running trend of Apple devices overheating, sometimes to dangerous levels and occasional to explodey-fireball proportions.

Never.

/rolleyes
 
2012-03-19 10:41:46 AM  
It's just the latest development from Apple: iToast.
 
2012-03-19 10:42:08 AM  

I do everything Alton Brown tells me to do: Theaetetus: I do everything Alton Brown tells me to do: That seems to be extremely rare, however. And one user who claimed to have the problem was using it in direct sunlight. Let's be clear: that can cause problems for any electronic device.

Huh?

Leave your Android tablet on the dash of your car for a few hours on a sunny day and see if it doesn't complain.

/don't do this

Good point. cuz using those are exactly the same thing.


Well, one possibility is that the journalism is bad and/or some people may be making exaggerated claims on various internet forums, and the other possibility is that, contrary to all available evidence including the existence of the one sitting on my desk at the moment, the iPad can't be used in sunlight. I leave which is more likely as an exercise for the reader.
 
2012-03-19 10:42:26 AM  

Theaetetus: I do everything Alton Brown tells me to do: That seems to be extremely rare, however. And one user who claimed to have the problem was using it in direct sunlight. Let's be clear: that can cause problems for any electronic device.

Huh?

Leave your Android tablet on the dash of your car for a few hours on a sunny day and see if it doesn't complain.

/don't do this


NOW who's crazy for covering their devices in foil?

Aliens: 0
Sun: 0
Foil: 2
 
2012-03-19 10:42:56 AM  

Theaetetus: Leave your Android tablet on the dash of your car for a few hours on a sunny day and see if it doesn't complain.


The blue force tracker I used in Iraq did not have a fan (just like the Ipad) and it seemed to handle the temp/direct sun just fine...

Hell it even had a touchscreen AND a keyboard. The GPS receiver was separate, and was always screwing up.
 
2012-03-19 10:46:01 AM  

I do everything Alton Brown tells me to do: That seems to be extremely rare, however. And one user who claimed to have the problem was using it in direct sunlight. Let's be clear: that can cause problems for any electronic device.

Huh?


Electronic devices are sensitive to heat, which is created in rapid order in direct sunlight.
 
2012-03-19 10:52:26 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Short answer: No, it does not really have a heat problem.

Geesh people. Electronics get warm when you use them. Even my Kindle Fire gets a bit warm when I'm just reading a book for a while.


My dual-band N wireless USB adapter bakes my outer thigh to cheese-crisp creating temperatures.

/yeah, a cheese crisp not a quesadilla. get off my patio
 
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